Monster Hunter World is coming to consoles this month and to computers this fall

Monsters, beware: Your existence has a time limit.

Monster Hunter World is only a few weeks away from its console release, as Capcom is coordinating a global rollout on January 26th. The studio is also working on post-launch updates, which will include some new monsters for players to slay.

But what about the PC? Capcom announced this week that it’s working on a computer version for later this year. In a short video, Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto confirmed that computer users will be slaying massive mobs by the time everyone is sipping pumpkin spice lattes again: “As for the PC version, we’re working hard on it right now and aiming for an autumn 2018 release.”

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kanbe

Figured it would be a wait =/

Now to decide what to do. I really want to play this game, but I’m not thrilled about not getting it on pc.

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wild-abyss

Fine! I guess I’ll just… wait. And then forget about it.

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Robert Mann

Called it. More than 6 months off. Even if there were no other reasons I might avoid it, that’s lethal. I WON’T buy a console for a game, and 6 months is an enthusiasm killer.

I think the only game I bought into after that long a wait was Dragon’s Dogma… and that was because friends were interested too and we were each buying one game to look at together.

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boredinBC

I also refused to buy a console soley for a game, but then as weeks turned into years, a game became many games, and I became a console owner.

It’s not my daily driver, I PC game most of the time, but I use it more than enough to justify the price.

If you have said “I won’t buy a console for a game” in the past, it might be worth checking to see if the laundry list of games you want to play but can’t has become long enough to justify the purchase–it was for me.

Monster Hunter Word – Beta
Horizon Zero Dawn
Bloodborne
Persona 5
Destiny when it was actually fun
The Last of Us
Until Dawn

Most of the very best games that I have played in the past few years have been console exclusives.

Just my thoughts from one PC master race player to another.

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Robert Mann

Meh. There’s just so many games I want to play on PC that there’d have to be something so compelling that it pushed me that far, and… yeah. Nowhere near worth the cost to me. Not when I can just pick up a handful of other things I am interested in at far lower cost.

And, interestingly enough, most of what I’ve enjoyed the most are small studio or indie projects over the last 10 years, which tend to be PC exclusives. XD

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Danny Smith

I’m not that surprised honestly. PC -much to the apparent shock and awe of the typical fedoracore ‘master race’ types i’m seeing online- was always a secondary market with this brand. The domestic audience is the biggest moneymaker and when polled repeatedly in japan its been like 95% “im buying on PS4” because before it was on wii/3ds monhun was always a playstation brand and this is its big ‘coming home’ release for them. Its like Final Fantasy in that regard. FFXV eventually got a PC release but it was still a console ip first and foremost for its core audience. Kind of the inverse of stuff like Half Life really. Expecting a HL3 to show up on consoles before PC would be crazy in the opposite kind of way.

Hopefully it means it isn’t another dogshit port from capcom to pc. monster hunter is their last remaining brand thats not been tarnished by shitty releases this gen. Its their chance to make a good impression on people who dont own consoles at all. You come out the games with a buggy, crash heavy port with bad netcode and thats a good way to lose a potential audience for good. God knows i know a lot of people on pc who have already written destiny off.

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Vellik

Now the only thing I wonder is if there will be cross-play between PC and the consoles. One would hope that given the extra time to get the PC port out, that feature might be included, even if it’s only PC/PS4 or PC/XBONE (since Sony and Microsoft still probably won’t play nice given the history of that issue).

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shibby523

Microsoft says they are willing to allow crossplay between all systems. Sony is the one that says they are protecting their customers and don’t want to allow it.

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bereman99

Can’t say I’m at all surprised.

Ever since they said they weren’t going to outsource the port, I figured we’d be looking at 6 months minimum. They’ve never struck me as a big enough team to do parallel development like that. So not only getting it working and optimized on the components, but feeling good to play with controller or KB+M and including all the other QoL elements you’d expect from a quality PC port – doing all that at the same time as they are making their first foray back into modern console development on essentially 4 hardware benchmarks (the initial launch consoles and the pro/X) never really struck me as something they’d be able to do without having someone else handle the PC port portion.

Of course, this also means they can’t screw up the port – it has to be top notch or they’ll take a big hit to their reputation.

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Dug From The Earth

Cant tell if marketing strategy, or if poor management decision leading to late start of pc port development.

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bereman99

Alternatively, team made jump from 3ds development to current console/PC development, not big enough to handle parallel development of all three, and don’t want to outsource the PC port to another studio (which we’ve known they didn’t want to do since June).

Whether or not that last decision was a poor management decision or not would depend entirely on whether or not an outside studio could have done a proper PC port the way the devs want…and I’m not sure third-party PC ports lately have reliably built up their credibility in that area.

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boredinBC

We’ll said.

Monster Hunter is primarily a console game and considering that it has never been the commercial success in NA that it was in Japan, bringing MHW already represents a substantial risk.

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Leontes

Well, that settles the question on which system I’m going to play this. My anticipation would never outlast the wait xD

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

That’s a brutal wait time from console release to PC. If it is a good game (and good port) it will be worth it, but it still sucks.

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Armsbend

Won’t lie – kinda surprised and bummed the gap is so wide. Also – games that are console first are generally bad – except GTA.

Silver lining? Gives the master race a chance to see if the game is worth playing and how the monetization works.

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Let them beta test for us for once :P